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Depression News, Polls and Quotes

As part of the main Information Centre, this section of the website is intended to provide the latest news about depression, anxiety and other related health concerns. Archives from previous months are available, and all polls from previous months remain active if you should wish to vote.

If you would like to help us to produce next month's news, polls and quotes, please click on the links by each applicable section and fill out the accompanying form.

 
Poll.
I feel the most positive during the:
Afternoon. 37.2%
Morning. 25.5%
Evening. 20.2%
Night. 17.0%

Total votes: 94


 
 
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Quotes and Philosophical Thoughts:

> "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris

> "Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass." - Chuck T. Falcon

> "Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings." - Elie Weisel

> "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde

> "Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."  - George Bernard Shaw

> "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

> "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall." - Confucius

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  Depression News From Medical News Today

Depression News From Medical News Today

Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.


02/24/2018 03:00 AM
What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?
A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.
02/24/2018 03:00 AM
Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression
Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former.
02/22/2018 11:00 AM
How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)
We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.
02/22/2018 03:00 AM
Is social media ruining your social life?
A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.
02/19/2018 03:00 AM
It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
02/07/2018 03:00 AM
Uncovering the science behind 'sound body, sound mind'
How does exercise benefit body and brain? A new study describes how muscular activity improves metabolism and the immune system and reduces depression.
02/07/2018 03:00 AM
How to stop catastrophizing
A look at catastrophizing and how to stop it. Included is detail on the related psychiatric conditions, medical treatments, and the outlook.
02/05/2018 11:00 AM
How grape compounds can help to treat depression
New research shows the mechanism by which two phytochemicals derived from grape compounds can promote resilience to stress-induced depression in mice.
01/31/2018 11:00 AM
Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?
People with anhedonia can no longer enjoy the things that they once loved. In this Spotlight feature, we ask what's going on in the brain.
01/25/2018 12:00 PM
Turmeric compound could boost memory and mood
A compound in the popular spice turmeric — called curcumin — has been found to improve the memory and mood of older adults in a new study.
01/19/2018 10:00 AM
How to stop racing thoughts
A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.
01/17/2018 08:00 AM
Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms.
01/16/2018 11:00 AM
Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions
Antidepressants may cause 'emotional blunting.' Can a 'magic mushroom' compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore.
01/12/2018 12:00 PM
Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's
New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.
01/09/2018 03:00 AM
Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men
When it comes to symptoms of seasonal depression, a new study finds that women are more vulnerable than men, particularly in the winter months.
01/08/2018 11:00 AM
Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?
We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries?
01/08/2018 11:00 AM
The top 10 mental health apps
Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.
01/06/2018 03:00 AM
Perfectionism on the rise among millennials, but to what effect?
New research reveals a worrying trend: millennials may be more perfectionist than previous generations, but what does that mean for their mental health?
01/04/2018 09:00 AM
What to know about avoiding depression
A look at how to avoid depression, a medical condition resulting in low mood. Included are details on 7 natural ways to prevent relapse.
01/03/2018 11:00 AM
Why antidepressants fail to work in some people
Researchers might have uncovered why antidepressants only work in some people and have pinpointed the involvement of the glucocorticoid receptor.
12/20/2017 06:00 AM
All you need to know about agitated depression
A look at agitated depression, a low mood involving uneasiness and anxiety. Included is detail on diagnosis and stress-relieving techniques.
12/17/2017 03:00 AM
Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression.
12/16/2017 03:00 AM
Ketamine 'rapid and effective' for reducing suicidal thoughts
The anesthetic ketamine has shown promise as a rapid treatment for reducing suicidal thoughts in people with depression, a new study reveals.
12/09/2017 03:00 AM
What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them.
12/03/2017 03:00 AM
Think your relationship is doomed? Then it probably is
If you think there's a high chance you will break up with your partner, it's probably in the cards, according to the results of a new study.

 

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